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2018 Employment Law Update

Below is an overview of some of the key changes to California employment laws taking effect on January 1, 2018. Minimum Wage Increases: Under existing law, California’s minimum wage rates are $10.00 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees, and $10.50 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees. Beginning January 1, 2018, the minimum wage will increase by $0.50 for all employers. This means for employers with 26 or more employees, the minimum wage will increase to $11.00 per hour. For those with 25 or fewer employees, the minimum wage will increase to $10.50 per hour. The increase in the minimum wage will also result in an increase in the base amount an exempt employee must be